Horoscopes by Holiday

By: Holiday Mathis

Evolution is a slow process; a product of thousands of minute needs, decisions and realizations over long stretches of time. In contrast, transformations are the alchemy of extremely particular circumstances and can happen in a blink. The paradox of this Scorpio moon is that transformation will occur for those already on an evolutionary path.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Novelty is an actual human need and there's physiological evidence for this. Ask new questions and make new demands of your routine in the name of seeing it fresh again.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Hope has a much better memory than gratitude. In other words, people who want something from you give a more intense quality of attention than people who already get something from you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). At first the job seemed overwhelmingly cumbersome, and now it's just a pain. That's OK. Like a bodybuilder, you get stronger by handling this burden repeatedly. Soon it will be like a feather, and you'll have amazing "muscles."

CANCER (June 22-July 22). There's a mystery you need to root out, and it's a layered one at that. How do you get to the bottom of it? By recognizing when you're not there yet and digging a little deeper.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You'll do a thing until it loses its appeal and not a moment longer. It's not because you're fickle, rather it's that time is precious and some practices get old faster than others.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). When you interact with people, you try to give them something useful. The trouble is that you don't always know what's useful to other people. Today, just your being there will be useful enough.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). To live the exciting life of your fantasies, you'll need to erect and enforce certain boundaries. Cultivating your dreams will take time — time that you won't have unless you fiercely protect it.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Discipline leads to freedom and freedom may create the need, or the longing, for discipline. Whichever part of the cycle you're in right now, accept it and move toward your desire.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You develop in your personality and in your calling on a daily basis, sometimes in teensy increments and other times in leaps. You're still adjusting to this last leap. Give yourself some time to get used to things.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There are those who will root for you to be your best — as long as it doesn't surpass theirs. A relationship of this type will have a short shelf life, as ultimately you'll have to cross a threshold.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). If you're going to work on self-discipline, don't do it for a boss, partner or for the good of anyone other than yourself. And know that this is noble work. There is no higher dominion than the dominion over your own impulses.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). People are like the wind; they carry the good and bad qualities of the strata through which they flow. There's something about the climate you will want to rise above, so you seek purification.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 23). You don't set out to do things differently or be unique, but it happens naturally as you get increasingly sensitive to the particulars of your talent and contribute accordingly. Relationships will blur lines, thus benefiting you in multiple ways. Working for a cause, you'll be surrounded by like minds — a noble crew. Cancer and Aquarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 19, 3, 7 and 25.

TAKING ON A SPIRITUAL MAXIM (Part Five) For the beginning of this thread, see the archives for the Feb. 18-21 columns.

In the earlier columns this week, we examined the first part of the phrase, "What others think of me is none of my business."

Now let's break down "...is none of my business."

In this context, "my business" speaks to the placement of attention, which can be a conscious choice, but often rests in the realm of automatic response, compulsion and other states of mind over which we have little control. Best-case scenario, your mind is in a state of freedom and you can direct yourself to pay attention to anything you want.

Do you want to pay attention to the story others are creating using a make-believe character representation of you? Sometimes you'd probably like to, especially if you're trying to influence and/or elicit their cooperation. Other times, you don't need to concern yourself with with it. Much depends on your needs of the moment. Either way, you can recognize that what's going on in another person's head is that person's creation and a wonder unto itself.

Thus, another version of the phrase, "What others think of me is none of my business." Could go something like, "Each person's story is a wonder unto itself."

Works for me. You?

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Dakota Fanning holds the distinction of having been the youngest person ever nominated for a Screen Actor's Guild award. She started acting at the age of 5, which is less unusual for Pisces natives, who tend to be old souls who know what work they want to do early on in life. Fanning was born under the entertaining Leo moon.

Write Holiday Mathis at HolidayMathis@gmail.com.

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